Thursday, October 3rd marked the final day of teaching for my first course through the University of Wisconsin's Department of Continuing Studies in Writing. The course I was teaching was "Write Your Novel Now - Plotting Your Way to Success," a series of classes based on material I created from my own experiences in preparing… Continue reading That’s a Wrap! Thank you, UW.
Have you ever considered turning a novel into a podcast serial? A short story into a play? A poem into a screenplay? In this episode, Jess Witkins discusses the why and the how of content adaptation---and the magic we can capture in exploring the process ourselves.
What is exposition? Why do we need it? How can we use it judiciously? In an episode that hails the importance of being concise, r.r. and Sione are anything but. With help from #WritescastChat participants, however, there's much wisdom to be gleaned despite the occasional rambling!
Professional-hockey-player-turned-author Luke Murphy addresses expecting the unexpected, transitioning from one passion to another, and finding ways to balance it all. Writers who feel pulled in a number of directions, this one's for you.
It's been a couple of months since my last in-person writing workshop, which makes me all the more pleased to announce I'll be conducting two seminars this October for Great River Writes! Per their Facebook page, Great River Writes is a "collaboration between several literary and arts organizations in La Crosse, Wisconsin & Winona, Minnesota" that… Continue reading Coming Soon: R.R. Campbell at Great River Writes!
My birthday is almost here. To celebrate, I'm getting you something. My birthday is coming up in October! To say thank you for joining me on this journey, I'm doing a number of giveaways available exclusively to subscribers to my newsletter. Not a subscriber? Sign up before October to be entered in this giveaway! What will you… Continue reading It’s Time for a (Birthday) Giveaway!
I'm thrilled to announce I'll now be teaching, coaching, and consulting through Stoughton Parks and Recreation! I'm really grateful for this opportunity and look forward to becoming more involved in the local arts community. If you're unable to enroll in my in-person "Write Your Novel Now" course through the University of Wisconsin, you'll still have a… Continue reading Now Teaching Through Stoughton Parks and Rec!
Kill your darlings, they say. Every writer has at least heard the phrase, and the interpretations of what it really means vary from deleting a favorite phrase to an entire beat or event. Those darlings aren't what we'll focus on in this post, however. Today, we're talking murder---actual, literary murder. In literature as in life, people die. George… Continue reading Murder! The Literarily Literal
Author and engineer William C. Tracy discusses strategies for effectively incorporating research and technical know-how into works of fiction
After briefly revisiting prologues and epilogues, co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r.r. campbell explore the ins and outs of satisfying endings, which, it turns out, are just as much about beginnings as they are anything else.